Svendsen Family History

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Svendsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Svensson, Evensen, Sivertsen, Iversen, Swendsen, Stenson, Amundsen

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Svendsen Family Origin

Where is the Svendsen family from?

Svendsen Family Occupations

What did your Svendsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Svendsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Svendsen's were Farmers. Farmer, Boss Balastman and Millwrigt were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Svendsen. A less common occupation for the Svendsen family was Trimming.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Boss Balastman

    13%
  • Millwrigt

    13%
  • Trimming

    13%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Svendsen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Svendsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Svendsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Svendsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Svendsen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Svendsen. For the veterans among your Svendsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Svendsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Svendsen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Svendsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Svendsen in 1952 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Svendsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Svendsen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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